In honor of the closing of Pride Month 2023, UAW President Shawn Fain issued the following statement:
“Our union is proud to stand with all workers fighting for justice on and off the job. In our union’s constitution, Article 2, Section 2, we set out “to unite in one organization, regardless of religion, race, creed, color, sex, political affiliation or nationality, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, all employees under the jurisdiction of this International Union.”
“To unite in one organization, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” As the UAW International President, I take that mandate very seriously. In a time when LGBTQ workers are under attack from state legislatures to the workplace, our principles of unity and solidarity demand we stand with them.
“I am proud to represent thousands of LGBTQ members, and the UAW will always stand strong against efforts to divide and conquer the working class by those who would stoke division along the lines of gender or sexual orientation. Solidarity to all our UAW family, and let’s keep fighting for justice for all, on and off the job.”